Film and Television Reviews

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classics.

Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review   Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/7/2013 9:10 AM EDT
You don't have to be a surfer to enjoy the true story Chasing Mavericks, a bio drama that's filled with inspiration and determination.  Now on Blu-ray the movie has a fine cast and crew with a script that takes you deep into the life of a real surfer and his willpower to catch the biggest and most dangerous waves.  If you like dramas that... Read More

Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review   Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
(Evette Meyer)  3/5/2013 11:01 AM EDT
Disney scores big with Wreck-It Ralph! It's a clever and hilarious take on the world of gaming and one of the most original storylines Disney has put out in years. Imagine a virtual world where arcade video game characters come to life after the arcade closes every night. The visual effects in this movie are truly an experience. One-­- dimensio... Read More

Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review   Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/5/2013 9:55 AM EDT
Kind of madcap with good measure of fun production Lay the Favorite is now available on Blu-ray.  Direction by Oscar nominated Stephen Frears makes the easy going gambling plot movie a winner with a lot of twists and attention-grabbing situations. Perfect for home viewing so you can control the play with a lot of reason to rewind the action fo... Read More

Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
Easter Parade Blu-ray Review   Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/4/2013 11:11 AM EDT
For the first time on Blu-ray the romantic musical Easter Parade dances onto the small screen. Transferred to Blu-ray using 1080p high definition, the movie makes a better presentation than its DVD predecessor.  Originally released in 1948, this musical featuring the dancing of Fred Astaire and Judy Garland kicks up a great show. The stor... Read More

Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files - Animal Agents DVD Review   Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/27/2013 11:14 AM EDT
If you are a fan of Phineas and Ferb, specifically a Perry the Platypus fan, get ready to be excited because Agent P has a whole new slew of adventures for you. As Phineas an Ferb have gained popularity it appears that Perry the Platypus has completely stolen the show. Hot off the heels of the popular Where's My Perry? App, this DVD comes at a grea... Read More

The Terminator Blu-ray Review
The Terminator (Remastered) Blu-ray Review   The Terminator Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  2/27/2013 10:40 AM EDT
Even though I have seen The Terminator many times in the past, watching it again on my HD Television in enhanced Blu-ray makes the home experience even better.  Although this is the second time the movie has been released in the format, if you originally purchased the DVD copy, then this Blu-ray upgrade will give you a better experience. ... Read More

The Insider Blu-ray Review
The Insider Blu-ray Review   The Insider Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  2/25/2013 9:08 AM EDT
Drama at its best, The Insider takes a look at big tobacco and comes up a winner in nearly every category including, acting, directing, writing and cinematography.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the 1999 film earned 7 Oscar nominations and accolades from nearly every film critics association.  The story centers on the tobacco in... Read More

Argo Blu-ray Review
Argo Blu-ray Review   Argo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/21/2013 10:53 AM EDT
Argo and filmmaker Ben Affleck are on the march. The 2013 Golden Globes: Argo, Best Motion Picture Drama, Affleck, Best Director. The 2013 BAFTA Awards: Argo, Best Film, Affleck, Best Director. Producers Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Producer of a Motion Picture. Directors Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Directorial Ac... Read More

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc. 3D Blu-ray Review   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  2/20/2013 11:13 AM EDT
The next film inline for a 3D conversion from Disney/Pixar was Monsters, Inc.  It was released into theaters first back in December for a short run following the conversion from 2D to 3D.  Generally Pixar's films have translated well into 3D, considering the source material, and this release is no exception to that rule.   Monste... Read More

The Sessions Blu-ray Review
The Sessions Blu-ray Review   The Sessions Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  2/20/2013 10:04 AM EDT
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  Now on Blu-ray for your home entertainment, the strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes (Golden Globe nominated Best Actor) and Helen Hunt (Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress).  If you want to see someth... Read More